Local and area churches
ACNA (Anglican Church in North America)
MidWestOne Financial Group Inc. and Central Bancshares Inc. agree to merge
Creation of a nearly $3 billion asset publicly traded financial services company IOWA CITY, IA and GOLDEN VALLEY, MN ? MidWestOne Financial Group Inc. (?MidWestOne?), parent of MidWestOne Bank, headquartered in Iowa City, and Central Bancshares Inc. (?Central?), parent of Central Bank, headquartered in Golden Valley, MN, have announced the execution of a definitive merger [?]
Mall Santa turns away 7-year-old girl with autism and pit bull service dog, ?Pup-Cake?
One mall Santa might be getting some coal in his stocking this year. According to the Orange County Register, Abcde Santos, who pronounces her first name ?ab-suh-dee,? and Pup-Cake stood in line for 30 minutes to meet with the unnamed mall Santa. However, he declined to meet the girl because he feared the 5-year-old pit bull. [?]
Sept. 18 ? The Paccar Technical Center in Mt. Vernon, WA, has given the Virginia Tech Center for Transportation Research a Model 379 sleeper-cab tractor.
Arsenal lead tributes for retired Henry
Arsenal paid a fitting tribute to Thierry Henry, as did a number of his soon-to-be new colleagues, after the former Gunners striker announced his retirement from football on Tuesday morning.
Questions and Answers - October 30
Economy?Interest Rates and Inflation 1. ALASTAIR SCOTT (National?Wairarapa) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received on the economy, particularly on the direction of interest rates and inflation?
Girl with autism turned away by Santa because she brought pitbull service dog
MISSION VIEJO, California ? After waiting patiently for more than a half-an-hour to meet Santa, a family of a little girl with autism says they were cold-heartedly turned away by the less than jolly fellow and his elf. That Santa Claus and elf have summarily been fired and both the company that hired them and [?]
The Ten Worst Holiday Travel Nightmares
If you're encountering your own nightmarish travel situation this Thanksgiving, take solace in the fact that you're probably not as bad off as these people were. Read more...